Neil has worked in the property industry for over fifteen years, for both local authorities and private practice. On hearing of the County’s proposal to expand Yorke Mead to two form entry Neil used his experience to ensure that the expansion was well planned, safely delivered and provided an expanded school that children, parents, teachers and Governors could all be proud of. Neil is continuing this role with an eye to future development at Yorke Mead. Neil was born and bred in Croxley and lives in the village with his wife and three children.
Derek joined the governing body at the end of 2013. He retired in 2012 after 43 years working on policy and public affairs for Government Departments and the aerospace industry and is enjoying having more time for reading and writing. Derek lives with his wife nd two children in Watford.
As the Head teacher Lucille is automatically a governor. Lucille is dedicated to working closely with the governors to provide the best education and care for the children of Yorke Mead
Toby was originally elected as a parent governor in September 2013. He sits on the resources committee as well as the main governing body. He lives with his family in Croxley Green and has one child at the school; the oldest child has progressed onto Croxley Danes. Toby works as a Senior IT Architect for Debenhams in Central London.
Zsofia moved to the UK in 2005, has lived in the Croxley area for 11 years and joined the governing body of Yorke Mead because she is keen to contribute to the local community. Zsofia works in a local secondary school as a Science subject leader and she coordinates extra-curricular activities. Zsofia is passionate about STEM (an interdisciplinary and applied approach to the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and is a useful addition to our Children’s Committee.
Zoe Newman was elected as parent governor in November 2016. She is married and lives in Croxley Green. Her 3 children all attend Yorke Mead. Zoe was a solicitor for 20 years and feels strongly that the partnership between home and school is a vital one for all our children.
My wife and I live in Croxley Green with our three children; my youngest son attends Yorke Mead School. I work as an IT Programme Manager for Connells Estate Agency Group. My hobbies include tennis; I have been a member of the local Croxley Tennis club for 20 years and I also enjoy cycling and swimming.
Peter was elected as a parent governor in February 2017. He lives in Croxley Green with his family and all three of his children attend the school. Peter works as a Director for an NHS Hospital in Central London.